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Pheu Thai now most popular party – Bangkok Poll

Pheu Thai now most popular party – Bangkok Poll

Pheu Thai Party’s popularity rating is now higher than the Democrat Party, according to a survey by Bangkok University, or Bangkok Poll. The poll was conducted on Jan 12-14 on 1,052 people in all regions to compile their opinions on ...

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If 15 ex-govs, 40 others stole N1.34tn in eight years –FG How how many are in Jail?

If 15 ex-govs, 40 others stole N1.34tn in eight years –FG How how many are in Jail?

NEWSZENTS: The Federal Government has alleged that 55 former government functionaries and top businessmen stole N1.34tn from public treasury in eight years. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the allegation at a press conference to announce a ...

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Oil price to fall as market ‘drowns in over-supply’ $22 is the target

Oil price to fall as market ‘drowns in over-supply’ $22 is the target

PARIS – The oil price is set to fall further this year as supply vastly exceeds demand, with major oil exporter Iran’s return to the market offsetting any production cuts from other countries, the IEA said on Tuesday. “Can it ...

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China’s growth hits 25-year low, within official target

China’s growth hits 25-year low, within official target

NEWSZENTS: CHINA’S economy grew 6.9 percent year on year in 2015, the slowest annual expansion in a quarter of a century, but is still in line with the official target, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) ...

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China: Former Shanghai vice mayor expelled from office, Party

NEWSZENTS: FORMER vice mayor of Shanghai Ai Baojun was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and removed from office for “serious discipline offenses,” authorities said Tuesday. The decision was approved by the CPC Central Committee and the State ...

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Iranian government’s tax incomes to rise 14%

Iranian government’s tax incomes to rise 14%

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s economic strategy is to significantly reduce the government’s dependency on oil and instead collect tax more systematically, Ali Kardor, the deputy managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company said on October 2015. “For the first ...

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Egypt: New Suez Canal: A hostage of the global economy

Egypt: New Suez Canal: A hostage of the global economy

NEWSZENTS: The Suez Canal is one of the most important global waterways, with a tenth of the world’s trade passing through it. For Egyptians, the importance of the Suez Canal extends far beyond the thousands of Egyptians who died while ...

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Iran-EU trade up 6% in 9 months

Iran-EU trade up 6% in 9 months

NEWsZENTS TEHRAN – Trade value between Iran and the European Union member states amounted to €5.597 billion in the first nine months of 2015, rising 6 percent from €5.296 billion in the same period of time in 2014.  EU exported ...

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Iran: Inflation hits almost 14%

Iran: Inflation hits almost 14%

The inflation rate for the 12-month period ended on the last day of the seventh Iranian calendar month of Mehr (October 22) was 13.3 percent, IRNA reported on Thursday. That was while the Statistical Center of Iran had put the ...

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